Post # 1
This is the dress I am close to ordering. I would have the neckline altered to be okay for our church wedding, and would shorten the front of the skirt a bit so it just touches the floor. I am excited and nervous at the same time – mostly because I would not be able to see what it looks like with the alterations until after it is finished. I am posting pictures of the dress and what the neckline I want for the dress below.
What do you think, Bees?
Post # 3
Also, holding off on ordering just yet becuase it is $1,500 over budget… and I would have to find the money somewhere in the budget…
Post # 4
I think it looks amazing!
Post # 5
It’s a gorgeous gown, but it’s also a lot of dress. Are you having a very formal ballroom wedding?
Post # 6
It’s definitely a wow factor dress, but I honestly don’t know that I would say “wow” in a completely positive way if I saw a bride in it either. I feel like everyone will be looking at the dress and not the bride. The details are pretty.. It’s just a whole lotta dress.
Post # 7
Very regal looking. Will you be changing into a reception dress after the ceremony?
Post # 8
I agree that it is a wow factor dress, but it’s a LOT of dress! While it it gorgeous, I would be (personally) thinking about wearing that dress and maintaining it throughout the entire day.
The neckline I actually think is gorgeous the way it is! What type of wedding are you having? I think that would be my deciding factor. And like someone else asked, will you be changing for the reception?
ETA: Sorry, I misread the original comment. The neckline you WANT is gorgeous! I originally thought the separate photo was the original neckline! Oops!
Post # 10
Go for it! just keep in it you’ll be grouchy and stressed out the day of and wanting to change out because you’ll be extremely hot. The dress is heavy. Drink and eat a bunch to counter that.
Post # 11
It is absolutely gorgeous, but it is massive! Keep in mind that from the photo, it looks like it will need to be shortened 12″ – 18″ so you can walk. This will change the look from what you might be imagining. You’ll also be wearing a big hoop petticoat underneath.
I’m not clear on whether you actually tried on the dress. If you didn’t or can’t for some reason, I would suggest trying on a dress that is as big as that one and made of similar material before deciding.
Post # 12
It is gorgeous. Can you share your venue?
Post # 13
xofuturemrsxo : Thank you!
julies1949 : Thank you! That was one thing I was a bit on the fence about. I would say formal… but not VERY fromal. The theme is vintage / elegant. The wedding itself is at church and the reception looks like a victorian southern house. I will post pictures. Also, the wedding will only have 100 people at most. Probably closer to 80. At the same time… I tried on some gowns and David’s bridal and kept really wishing they were a lot bigger than they were. I am pretty picky about what I am looking for. The designer did say they could make the skirt whatever size / length I want. So, maybe a little smaller?
FutureMrsBex : Also, thank you! Same as above but something I forgot to mention, I am only 5ft. So, that does tend to make everything look bigger on me than I am thinking it might on the model. That’s part of why I am wanting this neckline. It has to show no cleavage and cover my sholders, but all the dresses that covered all of my chest, cleaveage and up, just overwhelmed me. Leaving the chest open made a big difference.
j9marie : Thank you! I was not planning on changing for the reception. I want to twirl like a princess… lol
hannabee : Thank you! Please see comments above. I will include some pictures of the church, reception location, and me in a ball gown (it’s smaller but the biggest the store had) for reference.